Reading Ancient Greek Coins

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   Perhaps one reason for the comparatively small interest in Greek coins in the country is the difficulty of understanding...

The Roosevelt Dime – A Fitting Tribute, But Not Without Controversy

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ..... Most circulating United States coins have received both scrutiny and some negative press when first issued. The first 1793...

Ancient Greek Coins – Zeus at Olympia

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... As the Olympics became progressively more popular, the city of Elis sought to build a new,...

Building a 1956 Mint Set of US Coins: As Complex as...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Six years ago, we took an in-depth look at what it would take to build a...

Gold Markets – Gold Surprises Higher

Gold Market Commentary for Thursday October 1st, 2020 (www.golddealer.com) By Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ......   Gold closed up $20.90 at $1,908.40 today in...

Coins of the Conqueror: William, Duke of Normandy

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   On October 14, 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, accomplished in a single day what his Viking ancestors and...

The Life and Death of Pan and His Coins

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   First appearing during the early sixth century in Arcadia, a wild mountainous region centrally located in the Peloponnesian peninsula,...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Mythology of Ajax the Lesser

Ancient Greek Coins By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... The Colosseo Collection ...... Opus was a small, infertile territory on the coast of...

The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent and How it Changed the Hobby:...

CoinWeek Streaming News is brought to you by NGC. For information about NGC’s current grading specials and services, as well as to look up certs,...

Money People Hated: Damnatio Memoriae on Ancient Roman Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   yimakh shemo ve zikhro יִמַּח שְׁמוֹ וְזִכְרוֹ ("Let his name and his memory be erased”) — ancient Hebrew...

The Coin Analyst: Coin Designer Chris Costello Documents History and Culture...

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   Chris Costello is a Boston-based artist, graphic designer, illustrator and typographer, and an award-winning coin designer who is...

A Quick Look at the Silver Clad Kennedy Half Dollar

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for PCGS ......     Talk about an under-appreciated series. The silver-clad Kennedy half dollar has always played second fiddle to...

Coins of the Conquerors of Rome

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   Just as Rome wasn't built in a day, so, too, did it not fall in one. It actually...

Jeff Garrett: Collecting US Pattern Coinage

Assembling a complete set of US Pattern coins is an impossible task, but there are several collecting strategies that make these fascinating coins more...

Coin Board News Number 56 – For Collectors of Antique Coin...

Antique Coin Boards with David W. Lange - www.coincollectingboards.com .....   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 56 — Fall 2020 COVID-19 DELAYS NEW BOOK Yes, after being twice...

CoinWeek Podcast #141: Precious Metals in Antiquity (with Mike Markowitz)

 CoinWeek Podcast #141: Precious Metals in Antiquity (with Mike Markowitz) Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe...

Q. David Bowers: The Last of the Encased Postage Stamp Issuers

By Q. David Bowers - Co-founder, Stack's Bowers ......   Lord & Taylor, the famous fashion retailer, is no longer with us, or at least not...

Ancient Greek Coins – Philip II the King of Macedonia

Ancient Greek Coins By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... The Colosseo Collection Philip II was the father of Alexander the Great and the...

Ancient Roman Coins of the Muses

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The Mint of the Roman Republic operated under the supervision of magistrates known as the Tresviri Aere Argento...

Legend Coin Hot Topics and Market Report – It’s Crazy Out...

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ......   Click Here to Check Out Regency Auction 40   NEVER SAW THIS ACTIVITY PATTERN BEFORE Anyone have a hoard of circ...

The Coin Analyst: Peter van Alfen Appointed to Fill Numismatic Curator...

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin appointed numismatic curator, scholar, and award-winning author and researcher Peter van Alfen...

Athens Before the Owls: The Wappenmünzen Coins – CoinWeek Ancient Coin...

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   Thanks to rich silver deposits discovered at Laurion in Attica in 483 BCE, the abundant “owl” tetradrachms of Athens...

CoinWeek Streaming News: Stack’s Bowers & Heritage August 2020 Auction Roundup

CoinWeek Streaming News is brought to you by NGC. For information about NGC's current grading specials and services, as well as to look up...

Bullion Market: Gold – Bruised but Still Engaged

Gold Commentary for Friday, August 14, 2020 (www.golddealer.com) By  Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ......   Gold closed down $19.70 today at $1,937.00. It finished last...

Whitman Coin Folders as Collectible Items

By David W. Lange ..... As a collector of vintage coin boards, folders and albums for nearly 40 years, my dream has been to publish...

CoinWeek Streaming News: Franklin Half Dollar Full Bell Line Designations

 CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan discusses Franklin Half Dollars in this CoinWeek Streaming News segment, sponsored by NGC. Franklin Half Dollars are a popular silver coin...

Bullion Market Commentary – Gold – Still on Everyone’s Agenda

Commentary for Friday, August 7, 2020 (www.golddealer.com) By Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ......   Gold closed down $41.40 today at $2,010.10. It finished this time...

Coinage of King Pyrrhus – CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   EPIRUS IS A rugged corner of northwestern Greece and southern Albania. It emerged as an independent kingdom in the...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Peak of Classical Artistry

Ancient Greek Coins By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... Lampsakos has a storied past, having been a frequent source of contention between...

From the Book Stacks: 100 Greatest Modern World Coins

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek .....   100 Greatest Modern World Coins By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker; Foreword by Donald Scarinci.   Whitman Publishing LLC, 160 pages,...